This Baby Developed A Rash At Daycare. Then His Heart Rate Dropped With Tragic Consequences

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“He had just eaten his bottle for the afternoon,” Dempsey said. “He was a little warm, but we figured it was a warm day so get him home and let him cool off.” Despite being given medicine, though, Killy’s condition did not improve. The couple took immediate action as a result and brought him to the nearest emergency room.

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On arrival at St. Mary’s hospital, Richmond, little Killy underwent a number of tests. Pediatric doctors subsequently diagnosed the baby boy with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection affecting the meninges or membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord. As a result, Killy was placed in the intensive care unit for monitoring and treatment. By then, though, his blood pressure had dropped and the rash was covering most of his skin.

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Killy’s parents were devastated with the news and prepared themselves for the worst. “The moment they said meningitis, I knew there was a really strong possibility that we were going to lose him,” Dempsey told WTVR-TV. The young mom was clearly aware of the dangers that often come with the condition.

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